SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER & NOVEMBER PROGRAMS, 2014
SEPTEMBER is Book Month
with Sunday afternoon presentations by local authors at the Society
OCTOBER is History and Halloween Month
Lots of Bristol history with presentations by Claire Benson on Samuel P. Colt,
late 19th century and early 20th century Bristol industrialist and politician and
founder of the United States Rubber Company, later called Uniroyal, the largest
producer of rubber in the world. Known for employing much of Bristol and for being
the owner of the local Federal mansion, Linden Place, he and his family were colorful and
very much part of Bristol's history -- and Claire Benson has many interesting stories.
Linden Place Ballroom, October 16th, 7 p.m.
Herreshoff Room, Rogers Free Library, October 20th, 3 p.m.
Halloween Walk and Children's Event to be announced.
November is Honoring our Local Veterans Month
This will entail a number of small events as well as an exhibit at the Society of our World War I posters and other items collected from local veterans over the years. The exhibit will include the WAC uniform and other items donated by Lieutenant Colonel Ruth Briggs, colorful Bristol resident and an aide-de-camp to President Eisenhower in WW II, fiancee of President Roosevelt's son, Elliot, and later host, friend and confidant of Svetlana Stalin.